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Some Many Legged Friends

Tarantulas, Land Crabs, Insects, Scorpions, snails etc.

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Some Many Legged Friends

Postby freedumbdclxvi » Sat May 10, 2014 1:27 am

Figured since I've posted about my mammals and snakes, I supposeni should share some of my many legged friends. :)

MM Brachypelma albopilosum
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B auratum
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B auratum molt
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P metallica
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P metallica molt
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B klaasi
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P regalis
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T violaceus
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L violaceopes
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P sp Aussie goliath
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B albiceps
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby freedumbdclxvi » Sat May 10, 2014 1:29 am

Various species of Scolopendra
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby KingObeat » Sat May 10, 2014 1:38 am

Awesome collection. Gotta love those Ornamentals.
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby freedumbdclxvi » Sat May 10, 2014 1:39 am

Parabuthus transvaalicus
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Phoneutria fera (my absolute favorite invert species)
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby freedumbdclxvi » Sat May 10, 2014 1:40 am

KingObeat wrote:Awesome collection. Gotta love those Ornamentals.

Thanks! Poecis are among my favorite tarantulas. I am a big fan of the Old World species, while my fiancée loves the Brachypelmas.
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby KingObeat » Sat May 10, 2014 4:16 am

Where'd you get the wandering spider from? I looked for one for a while, but was never able to find one.
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby freedumbdclxvi » Sat May 10, 2014 1:22 pm

I had them imported. I had talked for a while with USFW and customs, and as an individual, I found you can import up to five specimens as long as they are declared and for personal use. I tried my hand at breeding them, but I didn't have any luck. My first female began putting on weight, as if she were gravid, and then she up and died. My second female destroyed the male upon introduction, and while I tend to break up such skirmishes with tarantulas, I was *not* breaking up that fight.

If I can track down another male (or another pair or two), I will try breeding again.
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby KingObeat » Sun May 11, 2014 1:20 am

My second female destroyed the male upon introduction, and while I tend to break up such skirmishes with tarantulas, I was *not* breaking up that fight.
LOL I'd stay far away from that too. I might buy one from you if you find some more. Every dealer I've spoken too has told me that they can never get them.
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby freedumbdclxvi » Sun May 11, 2014 11:09 am

If I'm able to track some more down, I will let you down.
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby Alynn » Sun May 11, 2014 4:02 pm

Awesome collection. I've personally always been interested in praying mantises - have you ever considered them?

On top of that, my experiences with spiders have been nothing but positive. I didn't realize there was so many different captive varieties.
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby Ash » Sun May 11, 2014 4:57 pm

Love the tarantulas. :) I used to be nervous around them, but I told myself I was being silly. I managed to work up my courage to hold my dad's tarantula, and now I like them. Lovely collection!
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby freedumbdclxvi » Tue May 13, 2014 11:48 pm

Alynn wrote:Awesome collection. I've personally always been interested in praying mantises - have you ever considered them?

On top of that, my experiences with spiders have been nothing but positive. I didn't realize there was so many different captive varieties.

I've owned a couple mantises, both female Chinese. And I loved them. There is a sense of awareness every time you approach the enclosure, as both would always watch my every movement. One was very docile and didn't mind my intrusions - the other was defensive and made her displeasure known.
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Re: Some Many Legged Friends

Postby freedumbdclxvi » Tue May 13, 2014 11:49 pm

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Ash wrote:Love the tarantulas. :) I used to be nervous around them, but I told myself I was being silly. I managed to work up my courage to hold my dad's tarantula, and now I like them. Lovely collection!

Thanks! And well done on overcoming the nervousness!

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